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The Squiding Agenda
The Squiding Agenda
Author: Fix.com
Posted: 12/9/2019
Catching squid is one of my favorite forms of light-tackle saltwater fishing. It presents a unique challenge involving cool and different gear, plus the results are delicious and fun. Though a boat will often dominate the photographs you see of squid anglers, you can have just as much fun catching them from the shore. The following article will cover some basic techniques for catching squid, the r...
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Carp Fishing
Carp Fishing
Author: Sean Ward
Posted: 12/9/2019
New to carp fishing? Don’t worry! This fish is not one of the most difficult in the world to catch, and with a little bit of practice and time, you’ll be handling these fish like a seasoned professional. This guide to carp fishing for beginners can help you get started. Know Your Fish The carp is one of the most exciting - yet also one of the most frustrating! - fish species to go after...
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Fall and Winter Whitefish
Fall and Winter Whitefish
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 12/9/2019
Call them the Rodney Dangerfield’s of the Pacific Northwest. The whitefish, whether it be the mountain whitefish found in streams or the lake whitefish found in Eastern Washington reservoirs and the Columbia River, are fish that like Rodney, “Don’t get no respect”. It’s a shame, because in the steelhead-salmon-trout centric state of Washington, we are overlooking a fine gamefish that tastes good...
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Guide to Drift Boats
Guide to Drift Boats
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 12/9/2019
It is hard to beat a slow float down a northwest river and the drift boat is one of the best ways to get down the waterways where we like to fish. From low water summertime steelhead, Fall Chinook and Coho to winter run steelies, the drift boat is as about as versatile as the fish we seek. Keep in mind there are several factors when it comes to rowing a drift boat. When you decide to buy one you n...
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Solunar Surf Perch
Solunar Surf Perch
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 12/9/2019
No matter what you fish for, every fisherman seeks a way to get the edge and catch more fish. Pattern recognition is in human nature. Some fishermen have a lucky hat we were wearing when we caught our personal best salmon, for instance. Others look to the tides or moon for guidance. I first heard of the solunar theory several years ago while trolling for mackinaw and rainbow trout in Deer Lake. Re...
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Jigging Up Cold Water Pike
Jigging Up Cold Water Pike
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 12/9/2019
Pack away your ice fishing tip-ups. Grab a jigging rod in one hand, a box of lures in the other and set off for a day of pike action. No bait necessary. Whether you’re fishing out of a boat or on the ice, jigging for winter Pike can be a very productive method of catching some toothy critters. With a basic understanding of the movement of pike throughout the winter season and a few simple jigg...
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Black Friday Isn't Just For Shopping!
Black Friday Isn't Just For Shopping!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 11/29/2019
THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT November 22 – November 29, 2019 BLACK FRIDAY IS FOR FISHING Tens of thousands of one to three-pound trout, primarily rainbows averaging 15-inches or longer, are being stocked in lakes all over the state. This gives you a great reason so skip a hectic trip to a big box store or mall on Black Friday and instead, head out for a relaxing day on the water to c...
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November Means Chums!
November Means Chums!
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 11/4/2019
Last November I took a friend and my son down a coastal river for some fishing. The friend moved to the Pacific Northwest from Texas and had never caught a salmon before. He was an avid angler and whitewater rafter so being on a river was no big deal to him but catching his first salmon turned out to be one of the best experiences he had while floating down a river. Pulling into a backwater slough...
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Chum Secrets
Chum Secrets
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 11/4/2019
When asked to identify the types of Pacific salmon, most Northwesterners can readily name the feisty coho, the red sockeye, the plentiful pink, and, of course, the mighty chinook salmon. Fewer can name the chum, or dog, salmon. The lesser known fifth species of Pacific salmon gets its place in the spotlight starting in November. This is the least pressured salmon run in the state, but those who kn...
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Landing A Big Fish From A Kayak
Landing A Big Fish From A Kayak
Author: Jo Starling for Fix.com
Posted: 11/4/2019
The thought of fighting big fish from a kayak is enough to raise the pulse of any angler. However, you should never pick such a fight without a battle plan, especially when your battleground is not open terrain because any hooked fish will run for cover. Fishing from a boat or land provides fairly solid anchorage, but what do you do when you are fishing from a very “towable” vessel, like a kayak? ...
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Going to Walleye School
Going to Walleye School
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 11/3/2019
You’ve heard of schooling fish, but how about a school for walleye? Yes, that’s a thing and it’s now being offered in Washington State. The Pacific Northwest Walleye School is the brainchild of Johnnie Candle. Candle is a guide who lives at Devils Lake in South Dakota, arguably one of the best walleye fisheries in the nation. In addition to being a guide Candle is also a tournament angler, co...
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Hoodsport Chum Season Has Arrived
Hoodsport Chum Season Has Arrived
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 11/3/2019
For salmon anglers in the Pacific Northwest, November heralds the final transition from targeting open saltwater to focusing on tidewaters and rivers. Yes, there are some saltwater opportunities (for example, blackmouth, when open), but the vast majority of anglers have put away their boats and are pursuing salmon in the rivers. That said, there are some prime opportunities to target and catch sal...
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